Is there a chance for this little one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Swissmiss989, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eggs from the BYC auctions (great sellers btw) and I had them shipped. When received a few had the air sacks moving in them. I put DOA on them and stuck them in the incubater (just in case). All but one didnt change. I removed them and examined the odd ball. To my surprise this little guy started growing but the air sack still floats around in the egg. We are on day 10. I have not turned this egg in hopes the air sack would set, but it hasn't. What are my odds of keeping this one alive and maybe a full hatching? Is there anything I can do to help it? Lock down is quickly approaching any advice would be great!
     
  2. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has this happened to anyone else before?
     
  3. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some growing with moving air cells as well from shipped eggs. I sure hope they hatch as well! Good Luck
     
  4. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed for both of us!
     
  5. suburbanchickymama

    suburbanchickymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! Good luck! I do remember reading while I was hatching that it is possible for them to hatch so I hope so! Hopefully a pro will come along. I feel like I remember something about orienting the egg so that it's in the best spot for them to hopefully pip into the sac, but I can't remember well enough to help. Maybe do a search for it? Good luck!!!
     
  6. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I have a bunch of muscovy eggs with detached and bubbly air cells (also shipped).. personally so long as the yolk is good I don't worry about detached air cells any more..
    I have never had one reattach like they say they will if you let them set for a few days without turning..
    so now I just set the eggs the day they arrive and don't worry about it any more..

    the only thing I would suggest is when you set them be sure that you use a turner or egg cartons where the pointy end will be down.. i think your hatching rates would be better doing it that way than if you laid them on their sides
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as turning the egg, it's imperative. I think a 30 degree side to side is okay to do instead of a full fledged 180 manual turn. Cut off about a 1-2 inch section of toilet paper/paper towel roll and place the egg big side up. Then turn it like a clock at a 30 degree angle every 8 hours or so placing the big end toward the 12 o'clock, then 3 and 6 and 9, etc. This way you can keep up with which position is next while causing minimal disruption of the air cell. I've had some success with this method.[​IMG]
     

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